Zeph Thomas believes that scoring goals for Boston United can boost his World Cup dream.
The 24-year-old striker made his Pilgrims debut during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over AFC Fylde.
And although a strike which rebounded off the post was the closest he came to finding the net, the former Rotherham trainee has recently been on the scoresheet for St Kitts and Nevis.
Thomas - who qualifies to represent the Sugar Boyz through his grandfather - has been scoring international goals as recently as September, as his team defeated both Dominica (5-0) and Guyana (2-0) in Caribbean Cup qualifiers.
“I’ve played six times this year and it’s been a good experience,” said the striker.
“It’s a lot of travelling, but when you get there it’s well worth it.”
Thomas - who has also played for Cowdenbeath in Scotland, Racing Montegnee in Belgium and Thunder Bay Chill in Canada - is not the first international player to represent Boston United.
Andy Kirk (Northern Ireland), Ludovic Quistin (Guadeloupe) and Albert Jarrett (Sierra Leone) have all turned out for the Pilgrims.
Thomas is hoping his performances can keep him in the international set-up ahead of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, which will begin next year.
“Hopefully, if I can get doing the business then I can get a call-up again,” added Thomas .
“I just want to be around a club like this, it’s brilliant.
“It’s like being at a league club.
“I want to get my first goal now.”
Thomas will be hoping to net his first United goal as the Pilgrims travel to face fourth-placed Chorley in the Vanarama North on Saturday (KO 3pm).